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May 1975

"Malignant Glaucoma" in an Eye With No Antecedent Operation or Miotics

Author Affiliations

From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz is now in private practice in Chevy Chase, Md.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(5):379-381. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020391015

The diagnosis of malignant glaucoma was entertained preoperatively in a patient with no previous history of glaucoma surgery or use of miotics. The marked asymmetry in the anterior chamber depth and angle configuration between the two eyes was the significant clue. The findings at operation confirmed the diagnosis. The closure of the angle appeared to be due to retrovitreal fluid displacing the vitreous and the iris-lens diaphram forward.

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